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Uniden - R7 Radar Detector - Black

Model: UNIDEN R7SKU: 6331615

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great on radar detection , blind to laser.

    Posted
    Miamitennis
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This unit is so good it will detect radar sources so far sometimes you will wonder where the cop is, I have actually measured detection ranged all the way to 3 miles in ideal conditions, this may be excessive but this extra sensitivity pays off because not all radar is emitted in ideal conditions such as constant on in a straight flat road, many times radar is around bends, hills, mountains and/or heavy foliage that can make your detection go from 3 miles to 2000 feet , which is just outside the range of their readings , 2000 feet on a cheap detector may be 300 feet , when it is too late, you turn around a bend on a mountain road and bammo! you are ready for the road side disco, this problem is worse if the LEO decides to run instant on radar where they selectively pick their targets to get a reading from, which if you are lucky with a unit like this they may hit someone before they hit you, every bit helps. With laser it may or may not go off, if I had to rate this detector based on laser detection it would get a 1 star, but really laser detection is not reliable on even the best detectors, once you detect it you are probably toast , Waze and laser blinders is the solution to this secondary threat. Detectors are not police detectors, they listen to and warn you of radar, many times that radar emits of other cars with blind car monitoring systems, somtimes automatic door openers at shopping centers, for the amount of range this unit has the filtering is excellent, if you set the K bank notch filter on and adjust some settings you can ride on the interstate in extreme calm with very few falses (maybe a couple of beeps per hour ) . Radar detectors are not fail proof, and even with all the counter measures in the world you can get ticketed ,they are tools that need some learning to get used to , also using them in combination of other tools such as waze , radio scanners and even laser blinders is needed to give yourself a fighting chance. Cops are aware these devices exists and are always finding ways to try to fool counter measures to continue to fill their city coffers with gold , it is a battlefield out there and these tools help you even the odds. These tools are not meant to make people start driving recklessly, they are meant to prevent road side tax collectors from speed traps such as when the speed limit drops from 60 to 30 by a small town and they sit right past the sign when you are just coasting down to the speed limit. Update the detector as soon as you buy it as it has some important updates needed to make the detector perform better and be quitter ,also find out if your car is a K Band radar singal emitter through their blind spot filtering, famous for this is the Chrysler Pacifica, some new hondas (although this was fixed with the newest firmware) and other cars, or else this detector won't work in your car. Read RDFFORUM.ORG to learn how to use detectors properly A couple of tickets saved and this unit will pay itself off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best radar on the market

    Posted
    MisterE
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is the best windshield mounted radar on the market as far as functionality and performance. If your on the fence about it, just get it. This radar has directional capabilities through the use of arrows. The arrows indicate the direction the radar signal is originating from. The benefit here is that one can quickly determine if the radar source is in front of, behind, or to the sides of their vehicle. This is something that, once experienced, is hard to live without. There are other detectors that offer similar range / sensitivity but they will leave you guessing as to where the radar truly is. For the benefit of the arrows alone it is worth the extra expense to get the R7. The range is outstanding and the display can show up to 4 independent sources of radar simultaneously. This is helpful in determining if there is more than one radar source in an area that may normally have a false alert. The built in GPS functionality allows you to mark known false alert areas so the radar will not go off when driving by the same source or radar. Think automatic doors that may set off a detector, those can be locked out and are location specific. I have not had any issues with blind spot detectors on passing cars setting off the detector. Uniden has exceptional filtering capability in their detectors for this. Some other brands of detector or lower piced / older models will give false alerts when a blind spot detection equipped vehicle is nearby. The R7 largely doesn't have this issue. Uniden also rolls out firmware updates that truly improve the function of the detector and provide exceptional support if needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge leap in radar detector performance

    Posted
    Jennalynia
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My family has used many radar detector models since the 80's, from the original boxy Escorts and Passports to the more recent 8500-9500 models, Redlines and Valentine V-1. The Redline had incredible range and the V-1 was very scienced out and intuitive. The quantum leap in performance and customization with this R-7 is real and can't be understated! This truly lives up to the hype and is one purchase I am 100% glad I made. One drive with this and my son and I were on the way back to Best Buy and he purchased one for himself....it is truly that good! Get off the fence because this is as close to a sure thing that you can get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome performance

    Posted
    JohnD
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The range of this detector is amazing. Alerted me of Ka radar 90 seconds from LEO heading in opposite direction while doing speed limit 65 mph, so theoretically got the first blip about 3 miles away. It's quite a bit bigger than the R3 it replaced but I like the bigger display. The arrows are great - it's real nice knowing where the radar sources are! Pricey, yes, but I figure I'll be using this thing for years anyway and just one save makes it more than worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Detector

    Posted
    Alex
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I previously owned the R3, which was amazing but it was missing arrows. This a very good product, range is even better than the R3. Works great here in Washington with the state patrol using Ka 33.8 gets a detection from a long ways away and has saved me multiple times. Overall great product definitely the best detector on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's the best detector on the market

    Posted
    wellfleetion
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I also traded up from the R3 to the R7 and am very happy I did. I never got the range I was hearing on forums from my R3, however, the R7 is a beast. The ambient light sensors, the larger and much better and customizable display, and the arrows make the R7 well worth it when compared to others of a similar price points.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best detector I have owned!

    Posted
    Dexter209
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have owned a Uniden LRD 950 and a Valentine One and I have to say the Uniden R7 is the best detector I have owned. The performance is outstanding, the display can get very bright, and the ease of use is a big attraction here. Definitely recommend this for any radar detector enthusiast or any newcomers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sweetness

    Posted
    Cain
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Well I upgraded from the R1 and couldn’t be more happy. This radar detector is the king of all detectors. Range is unbelievable and the arrows make it 5 stars. I’ve owned every brand of detector from whistler to escort starting back in the 80’s. Hands down the best!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Consistently emits false alerts

    Posted
    IcyColaBottleOnHotDay
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is a junk radar detector. It cannot filter out the blind spot signals in my 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, and made alert sounds every time I passed another vehicle, or if another vehicle passed me on the highway. No way to filter these out. I returned it back to the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loving it

    Posted
    Adia
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It does everything it was designed to do... it clear...the arrows are not only shown but also made known via voice the color variations are on point...and the ability to pick up threats at a distance that gives you time to make the necessary adjustments

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than the R3

    Posted
    ComplexFreeformD2R
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Much, much better than the R3 it replaced. Worth every last penny. Cons: This isn't a "extreme long range" detector as it says on the box. This is a savage radar detector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thumbs up

    Posted
    TDubs
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Best range and the ability to turn off the frequencies not used around your area. I never have a false alarm and it tells you which direction the signal is coming from. Excellent product

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely impressed. Very Happy

    Posted
    jberg1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Out Guns my 1st Gen Escort Redline. Never thought the directional arrows would mean anything to me, but I like them. 100% customizable. Fantastic tool. Love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best!

    Posted
    Lawrence
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Love the look of the display. The arrows have finally made it! It’s an R3 on steroids. Picks up detection from far away; does what it’s supposed to do!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best windshield radar detector yet

    Posted
    TJONES
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The new are seven is unbelievably accurate and Uniden has put their name in technology into this New radar detector that surpasses any competitors and it’s not even close!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    R3 WITH ARROWS

    Posted
    gamerforlife1982
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Amazing. I have an R3 as well. Now to have this with arrows? Fantastic. It's just a little more sensitive than my R3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Detector

    Posted
    Nick
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Upgraded to this radar detector from the passport 9500 and it is night and day different. This thing is amazing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent radar detector

    Posted
    ivanfls
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    best radar detector i ever had great range very good bsm filter

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Uniden R7

    Posted
    Steve
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Love the arrows love the way it picks up ka band it does pick up a little further them R3 Wow

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Radar I've Ever Owned!

    Posted
    Kevin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    this is by far the best radar i have ever owned. i had the R3, sold it for the R7. Love the arrows.

    I would recommend this to a friend